2007 Volume 48 Issue 7 Pages 1886-1890
The hot bands of direct chill cast (DC) and continuous cast (CC) AA 1100 aluminum alloys were annealed at 454°C for 3 hours, and then cold rolled to different reductions. The texture of the cold rolled samples was measured by X-ray diffraction in order to compare the texture evolution of the DC and CC aluminum alloys during rolling. The texture volume fractions were calculated by an improved integration method. Mathematical formulae of the texture volume fractions and rolling true strain were established to simulate rolling texture evolution. The results show that the DC AA 1100 aluminum alloy exhibits a lower formation rate of the β fiber than the CC AA 1100 aluminum alloy.